John Lee v. William Dent. Summons of William Dent


District of Columbia, to wit:

The United States of America,

To the Marshal of the District of Columbia, greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon William Dent if he shall be found in the county of Washington, that (all excuses set aside) he be and appear before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the county of Washington, in the city of Washington, on the First Monday of Decr next, to testify on the part of answer the Petition for freedom of John Lee, in said Court exhibited against him

Hereof fail not at your peril; and have you then and there this precept.

Witness Wm Cranch Esquire, chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 10th day of Sept 1827

W. Brent, Clk



178. 136

John Lee
William Dent

1 Bre

Sum Deft

Non Est
T Ringgold